This past week, details have begun to surface regarding the next generation Porsche Boxster, and what type of motor will be powering the iconic roadster. Current speculation is that Porsche will dial back from the current flat six and introduce a range of flat four motors. The most likely scenario going into production would be a 2.0L and a 2.5L.
Paul Walker’s death has spawned an endless stream of memorials across the various social media networks but it is important that those street racers who idolized Walker and molded their lives around the street racing culture take this as a bit of a wakeup call.
The official fuel economy figures for the self-shifting 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray have hit the web and surprisingly, opting for the 6-speed automatic transmission in the new C7 Corvette doesn’t have a huge negative impact on the MPGs – with a fuel economy rating of 28 miles per gallon on the highway.
This morning at the start of the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, the Porsche 918 Hybrid supercar made its world production debut and with that debut came the announcement that the new Porsche had shattered the previous Nürburgring production street car record set by the Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR back in 2011 – with the new 918 hybrid turning in an incredible lap time of 6 minutes and 57 seconds.
Porsche has collected a lot of racing trophies over the years, but the records the brand is setting now are much more impressive – Porsche’s global sales are up 18 percent for the first six months of 2013.
We have known for some time that Porsche has been hard at work on the new Macan midsized SUV but a recent report indicates that the new Porsche sport ute will make its grand global debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show – with a price that could start in the low $40k range.